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Are emissions fueling Australian droughts?

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18/07/2014

American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions – which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity. Such a finding is significant for two reasons. One remains contentious: it is one ...

Germany, Italy, EU, China, and France Top Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

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18/07/2014

Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New to the rankings this year are four nations: India, Mexico, South Korea, and ...

Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

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21/07/2014

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy infrastructure, thousands of jobs and billions of ...

Registration Open for SRA Nano Risk Analysis (II) Workshop

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19/07/2014

Registration is now open for Nano Risk Analysis (II), a workshop to explore how a multiple models approach can advance risk analysis of nanoscale materials. The workshop, which is being organized by the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group (ENMSG) of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) and co-sponsored by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., will be held September 15-16, 2014, in ...

Argus-Hazco is a Certified Sound Measurement Labatory

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18/07/2014

Argus-Hazco is pleased to announce that it is a certified sound-calibration laboratory.  It recently acquired the new Nor1504A Calibration System, which became operational on July 18, 2014. The unit is located at Argus-Hazco’s  Chesterfield, Michigan, corporate headquarters. Argus-Hazco’s technical staff is officially certified to calibrate noise and sound monitoring ...

CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise) win UK award for water management

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18/07/2014

Delta-T Devices would like to congratulate Cathal Ellis and Martin Wooster of CAFRE for winning the ‘Exemplar project in Northern Ireland’ which recognises water efficiency achievements. CAFRE currently use the Delta-T GP1 Data Logger and Soil Moisture sensors to automatically control irrigation in their Nursery stock tunnels. On-going work demonstrating best practice within the ...

Tipping Point: National Geographic Adds Recycled Fiber To Magazines

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18/07/2014

In a major step forward for the use of recycled paper in the magazine industry, the National Geographic Society (NGS) has begun incorporating recycled fiber in all the pages of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and National Geographic Little Kids. The shift clearly demonstrates the viability of using recycled paper for high quality photographic reproduction. This expanded ...

EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

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18/07/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding is through EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve and benefit from their urban ...

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